Lin Yang is a seasoned cross-discipline, cross-culture entrepreneur, executive, former TV News Anchor. Her career spans across policy, business and media. Currently she is the Founder and President of Innovation Ideas Institute, an innovation themed think tank, and guest lectured at Harvard HTUP program. With her uniquely combined background in TV, VC and higher education, she also founded "The INNOVATORS", the 1st virtual & visual innovation eco-system for academia, industry leaders, startup disruptors, venture capitalists and policy makers, powered by a first-of-its-kind video and metaverse platform, adding creativity into innovation. She has also served as a senior advisor for corporations on innovation and a partner for venture capital investment. She has been a special contributor to media outlets, and is regarded as a credible China subject matter person and the new generation shaping US-China relations in the international community. Lin is elected as a "Young Global Leader" and a "New Champion" by the World Economic Forum.
In her recent career in US, she focuses on innovation and globalization. She fosters thought leadership on cross-disciplinary innovation among the academia, business and policy community, studies how innovation eco-system facilitates and fosters innovation for maximized impact. While she was a Senior Research Associate at Harvard University, she founded the first "China public policy innovation case program" which included first hand interviews and balanced research with various levels of policy makers to bring insights to the international world of academia, government, and business on how China public policies are made in the rapidly changing environment. She also participated in the editorial work of the "White Paper on Chinese Enterprises in US". Lin also served as the assistant director at the center for US-China relations at the Asia Society in New York City and held advisory positions at the interface of business & government for various organizations.
Previously Lin was an International TV News Anchor for major TV Networks where she had anchored numerous live breaking News events, as well as interviewed world leaders. Lin holds a Master's degree of Public Administration from Harvard University, and frequently speaks at public events and public media about innovation and US-China relations.
Besides policy and business, Lin is an amateur pop singer, oil painter, and is passionate about the design and sustainability of fashion.